Gibril Wilson

Gibril Wilson

Infobox NFLactive
currentteam=Oakland Raiders
currentnumber=28
currentpositionplain=Safety
birthdate=birth date and age|1981|11|12
birthplace= Freetown, Sierra Leone
heightft=6
heightin=0
weight=210
debutyear=2004
debutteam=New York Giants
college=Tennessee
draftyear=2004
draftround=5
draftpick=136
pastteams=
* New York Giants (2004-2007)
* Oakland Raiders (2008-present)
status=Active
highlights=
* Super Bowl champion (XLII)
statweek=17
statseason=2007
statlabel1=Tackles
statvalue1=360
statlabel2=Sacks
statvalue2=6.0
statlabel3=INTs
statvalue3=11
nfl=WIL709677

Gibril Donald Wilson (born November 12, 1981 in Freetowncite news|url=http://www.newspress.com/Top/Article/article.jsp?Section=SPORTS&ID=565342151690813578|title=This time, new Oakland Raider Gibril Wilson wasn't overlooked|work=mercurynews.com|date=2008-07-31] , Sierra Leone) is an American football safety for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League.

Wilson (commonly known as G.B.) arrived in San Jose, California when he was 5 years old with his parents and 5 other siblings.

Although he excelled in football at both receiver and defensive back position at Oak Grove High School, he drew little attention from any Division 1 schools. He initially attended City College of San Francisco, and two years later was the top recruited junior college safety choosing Tennessee (over USC, Oregon and Florida).

He was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft, with whom he later won Super Bowl XLII.

In 2008, Wilson signed a six-year $39-million contract with the Oakland Raiders (one of the highest for a safety in the NFL).

Wilson is especially active with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and recently hosted a free football camp at his old high school at Oak Grove.

On his last visit to Sierra Leone in April 2008, he was named a national youth ambassador by the country's president.

Ejection

On Sunday September 21st 2008 Gibril Was Ejected from the Raiders- Bills game for punching Bills player Josh Reed.

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